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On Dec. 8, Future Tense and Arizona State University’s Convergence Lab CDMX hosted a binational discussion on how institutions of higher education have been addressing the many challenges presented by COVID-19. ASU President Michael Crow and Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey President David Garza joined the virtual event to compare notes on the lessons of 2020 and explore how universities can continue adapting their design and innovating to create a better future for...
Over the past year, New America’s Resource Security team ­— a program dedicated to exploring the balance between natural resources and human security — and Arizona State University's Ten Across Initiative , which engages communities along the I-10 corridor on the most urgent global issues of the 21st century, have been researching the effects of climate change and talking to those directly impacted on a daily basis. During a virtual discussion hosted by Future Tense on Dec. 2, five...
This week, Arizona State University President Michael Crow spoke about the impact of immigration on higher education institutions at the National Immigration Forum’s virtual conference “Leading the Way 2020,” a multiday conference attended by a variety of influential speakers who engaged in critical conversations about one of the most pressing challenges our country faces: immigration. Crow sat on a panel with Dan L. Boone, president at Trevecca Nazarene University, to discuss the higher...
Democracies have been getting worse at governing for our long-term interest, or so concluded two-thirds of the audience for “Governing for the Future,” a recent Future Tense webinar focused on how we can use science fiction, storytelling and imagination to contend with the problems of the 21st century and plan for the long term. Science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, Peter Schlosser , vice president and vice provost of Arizona State University's Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures...
The coronavirus crisis has dominated the headlines and many discussions this year about how the country, and even the world, can move forward from this devastating pandemic. According to the experts at Arizona State University's Council for Arabic and Islamic Studies and ASU’s Center on the Future of War , the answer may lie in how we label — or treat — the crisis. Professor Souad T. Ali , founding chair of the Council for Arabic and Islamic Studies, moderated a conversation with the...
“Son las seeeeiiis de la mañana,” announces Gabriela Warkentin, host of the Mexican radio program "Así las Cosas," signing on the way she always does to her morning show, one of the most influential news programs in Mexico. But this week, Warkentin and her co-host, Javier Risco, aren’t broadcasting from Mexico City — they’re signing on from the ASU Barrett and O’Connor Washington Center, located three blocks from the White House. Their special coverage of the historic election for...
Mark Salter met the late Sen. John McCain by accident. It was 1988, and Salter was working as a press aide for U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick. Salter had drafted Kirkpatrick’s speech for the 1988 Republican National Convention and traveled with her to the event at the Superdome in New Orleans. The speech was a hit — the convention floor was dotted with delegates holding signs that read “Lean on 'em, Jeane” — and she had agreed to do media interviews after the speech was over. “The...
As the 2020 general election approaches, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University recently caught up with Professor Larry Garber , an election law expert and adjunct professor who created and is teaching a U.S. and International Election Law class in Washington, D.C. Garber brings ASU Law and the International Rule of Law and Security program a wealth of experience in the election law field. During his career, he served in senior election law and international...
On Wednesday, Gen. H.R. McMaster sat down with Arizona State University President Michael Crow to discuss McMaster's newest book, "Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World.” Their conversation was organized by ASU’s McCain Institute and was the third installment in a series examining America’s challenges and innovative strategies for solving them. “I came with 20 questions for you,” Crow told McMaster, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, at the...

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